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Old 06-01-2006, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by megrayau
Sorry to seem a bit dumb, I think there are some cultural differences here! How would you know what the reception costs?
Meg - don't feel dumb! The cultural differences are here in the states too, from region to region. When my db married a girl from Mass. we were amazed at how different they did some things and what type parties, etc. they had.

We have a lot of buffets here and I have to say that generally we do not know the cost.

Being invited to the wedding is suppose to be an honor not an automatic assumption of gifts. My feeling is if you are more concerned in getting a certain amount of money, or gift, from me than having me there for your celebration of love then please don't invite me.
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Old 06-02-2006, 09:14 AM
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redcardinalbird, I feel the same way about invitations.
My mom was invited to the wedding of the dd very dear friends of the family. She didn't want to go because they have money and mom and dad didn't. I told her not to worry about it because they were inviting mom and dad not a gift.
In the end she was glad that they went.

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Old 06-02-2006, 02:05 PM
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It's terrible

It's terrrible how sometimes your budget is what makes the decision if going or not..Everyone has different ways of approaching it and youre right the B & G
shouldn't expect a gift...but in NYC its almost a law that you give cash..
Ive even gotten invites where now this is tacky in my book the wedding invitation specifically says cash gifts only..
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I don't believe you should over extend your budget for any gift. Giving a thoughtful personal gift no matter how inexpensive is better.

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Old 09-02-2013, 04:22 PM
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I don't usually buy gifts or give cash. Instead I make most of my gifts. And if they don't like them they can regift it or sell it. Why give them something they will just return to a store to get the cash for. Just my opinon.
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